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GraveyTrain9 05-30-2009 03:16 PM

Need a good stick for backhanders
So my one95 just snapped in half when I took a wrist shot today and I'm looking for a new stick. My one95 had a Naslund curve but my backhander sucked with it so I need to find a good curve for backhanders.

Any recommendations?

Ani simov mal 05-30-2009 03:26 PM

The Malkin curve is good for controlled passing, and wrist shots+backhands. If you want to look at a larger varieties of curve then I suggest you check this out: http://www.nikebauerid.com/

GraveyTrain9 05-30-2009 03:27 PM

I've used a Malkin curve before... I might just go with that again... thanks for the help

Jacob 05-30-2009 03:52 PM

I've had trouble with Naslund/Sakic variations and backhands, too. Generally speaking, the lesser the curve/loft, the easier backhands will be.

GraveyTrain9 05-30-2009 04:09 PM

would a Zetterberg curve be good for backhanders?

JonathanK 05-30-2009 04:10 PM

If you aren't gonna stick with nike bauer I recommend the Iginla curve.. you'll have a wicked backhander and excellent control as well as wristshot accuracy. Not sure about the lie compared to what you have been using though and it's not the most amazing curve for slapshots. Another curve I would recommend is the Heatley curve. I stickhandle relatively far out and it's perfect for puck control as well as backhands. It's a bit straighter than the Iginla. Both are Easton.

GraveyTrain9 05-30-2009 04:14 PM

thanks... do u have any experience with a Zetterberg curve?

IniNew 05-30-2009 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by MalkinFan71 (Post 19739481)
thanks... do u have any experience with a Zetterberg curve?

The Zetterberg and Malkin are the same curve. Just different brands.

GraveyTrain9 05-30-2009 04:33 PM

then I think I'm gonna go with an Easton SE16 grip with a Zetterberg curve

God 05-30-2009 04:58 PM

The Modano one is excellent for backhanders, but it's relatively flat. To be honest, I'd just stick with the Naslund one. You're already used to using it to shoot forehand; just practice with it shooting backhand.

rinkrat22 05-30-2009 05:27 PM

2 things/ modano is the same as(or nearly) as malkin/zetterberg small heel curves. you will give up some stickhandeling to the naslund though. I switched from malkin to naslund last fall. it does effect the backhand, but just work on shooting your backhand from the heel and you'll be gtg. a little practice and I can snap the backhander top shelf now.

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